12 kg of ganja seized, youth held

Excise officers on Sunday arrested a youth with 12 kg of ganja.

The accused was identified as Faisal, 37, of Dayaroth house at Elipettachira, near Koothuparamba, in Kannur district.

A team led by A.J. Shaji, excise inspector, Mananthavadi, arrested the youth at the excise check-post at Tholpetty on the Kerala-Karnataka border.

The accused was nabbed on a tip-off that he was transporting ganja from Bangalore to Kannur by bus for retail sale.

He was charged under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The accused would be produced before the NDPS Court at Vadakara in Kozhikode district, Mr. Shaji added.

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